Handbook of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment
by Lawrence K. Wang, Yung-Tse Hung, Howard H. Lo and Constantine Yapijakis

Publisher: CRC Press | 2 edition (June 29, 2004) | ISBN: 0824741145 | Pages: 1368 | PDF | 15.09 MB

Presenting effective, practicable strategies modeled from ultramodern technologies and framed by the critical insights of 78 field experts, this vastly expanded Second Edition offers 32 chapters of industry- and waste-specific analyses and treatment methods for industrial and hazardous waste materials-from explosive wastes to landfill leachate to wastes produced by the pharmaceutical and food industries. Key additional chapters cover means of monitoring waste on site, pollution prevention, and site remediation. Including a timely evaluation of the role of biotechnology in contemporary industrial waste management, the Handbook reveals sound approaches and sophisticated technologies for treating · textile, rubber, and timber wastes · dairy, meat, and seafood industry wastes · bakery and soft drink wastes · palm and olive oil wastes · pesticide and livestock wastes · pulp and paper wastes · phosphate wastes · detergent wastes · photographic wastes · refinery and metal plating wastes · power industry wastes This state-of-the-art Second Edition is required reading for pollution control, environmental, chemical, civil, sanitary, and industrial engineers; environmental scientists; regulatory health officials; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Swing, 2nd Edition, by Matthew Robinson
Manning Publications; 2nd edition | February 2003 | English | ISBN: 193011088X | PDF | 908 Pages | 10,6 Mb

Description : Written for the experienced Java developer, Swing provides an in-depth guide to getting the most out of Sun`s Swing/JFC user interface classes. Mixing real-world code examples and expert advice on advanced features, this book shows how to make use of this powerful library effectively within your own projects. The best thing about this text has to be its sample programs, many of which incorporate other Java APIs to do “real” work. For example, a demo of the scroll pane Swing component uses other JFC classes to display JPG images. For working with lists, the authors show how to process .ZIP files in Java. For demonstrating table programming, there`s coverage of JDBC to connect to databases. Other standout code samples include a working FTP client and a fully functional .RTF word processor. (Many of these examples are enhanced in separate steps, showing off new Swing classes and features along the way.) The authors do a particularly good job of annotating code with clear explanations referenced with numbered bullets that point out important lines of code. The other noteworthy feature here is the material on extending basic Swing functionality through custom code. (To use Swing effectively, you definitely need to be able to customize its classes. The authors show you how.) There are examples for enhancing Swing with custom layout managers and numerous samples that extend trees and tables, and even a section on the basics of creating new pluggable look and feel (PLAF) modules for Swing.

AIOU sets flood relief camp
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has set up a relief camp for flood affected people at its campus.

AIOU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi said that the university was aware of its responsibility as a national educational institution and had students across the country endeavors to contribute bigheartedly in times of calamity in the country.

Sangi, during his visit to the relief camp, set up inside the main campus of the university by Academic Staff Association, Officers Welfare Association and Employees Welfare Association of the university, said that it was a testing time for all of Pakistani’s and we hope that we would help those affected people to get them out of this quagmire.

All deans and head of departments were also present. On the occasion, a committee was also set up comprising Ilyas Ahmed (Registrar), Suleman Saleem (Treasurer) and one member from each the association, the VC instructed the committee to contribute cash amount and other goods like tents, medicines, blankets, cloths and food for the affected people on priority basis.

VC would hand over cheque of the collected amount prime minister very soon.

At the end, Fateha Khawani for the departed souls of martyrs was offered. Daily times

Quaideen reunion adorned with musical renditions
Islamabad: Reunion always fascinate participants and if it is adored with musical renditions, the excitement multiplies.

That was what happened at the get-to-gather organised by Quaideen, the Alumni Association of Quaid-i-Azam University, at Islamabad Club.

Quaideen were not away from the realities and dedicated the whole function to the flood victims. It started with ‘fateha’ for those who died in recent floods in the length and breadth of the country. Quaideen appealed for donations for the rain affectees and announced to launch a movement in this respect.

In the cultural part of the function, Ustad Raees who earlier had enthralled the Quaideen on April 8, 1988, with violin when he was a new entrant in the world of ‘surs’ and ragas. Now he matured to a maestro of an instrument about which the musicologists say is closest to human throat. He can even play violin like a ‘beena’.

His performance was simply superb. Then came the turn of Sara Raza, a first year student from Kinnaird College. Her command over notes indicate that one day, this crooner from Lahore would be an addition to the realm of ‘kafis’, ‘geets’, ‘ghazals’, even disco. She started with Bulleh Shah’s ‘Teray Ishq Nachaya’ but her performance of movie Sahra’s famous song in Raga Malkauns Pankh ‘Ho Te To Urh Aati Ray’ stole the show.

Saqib Sultan is a law enforcer but when he started ‘ghazals’. He chose one of the most difficult songs of Indian movies ‘Meray Nainan Sawan Bhadon’ which start from Mandar Saptak and goes up to Tar Saptak. Otherwise also, this was the month of Sawan and only a week away from Bhadon. Saqib who is a Quaidian should give more attention to the world of music than police department where like another institution Law of Necessity prevails more than harmony and melodies.

Then came the real Ustad of the world of ‘ghazals’ and a disciple of Mehdi Hasan. Ghulam Abbas assimilated the attention of the audience by his renditions, which included ‘Ab Kay Hum Bichhrhay’ by Ahmad Faraz who left us not long ago and Nasir Kazmi’s ‘Dil Mein Ik Lehar Si Uthee Hay Abhi’. But the climax was Mirza Ghalib’s Punjabi translation by Sufi Tabassum ‘Meray Shauq Da Naeen Aitbaar Tenoon’, about which no one except those who know can say it is a translation. The news

Independence Day celebrated at IIU
Islamabad: Boys’ Wing of the International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad, celebrated Independence Day under the theme of ‘Pakistan: the sunny side’ at its new campus.

Zumurrud Khan, managing director of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, was the chief guest on the occasion. Engineer Raja Sultan Zahoor Akhtar, one of the companions of Quaid-e-Azam, Parveen Qadir Agha, vice president of IIU, faculty members, administrative officers, staff members and students attended the event.

Zumurrud Khan while speaking on the occasion said Quaid-e-Azam dedicated his whole life for Pakistan and it was long and hard struggle of the Quaid and his companions, which at last resulted in the creation of Pakistan.

He paid rich tributes to martyrs, who laid their lives in twin suicide blasts on the premises of the university.

He announced a life-time stipend for family of Pervez Masih, who lost his life in saving lives of girl students of the university.

He also appealed to the IIU administration to name a full block after his name to enable coming generation to remember his name.

Rs557m budget of PMAS-AAUR approved
Rawalpindi: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) syndicate Thursday approved university budget amounting to Rs557.264 million for the fiscal year 2010-2011 focusing on improving the facilities to further raise the educational level in all the disciplines.

The budget was approved at the 56th meeting of the university syndicate held under the chairmanship of PMAS- AAUR Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Khan. The budget presented by treasurer, Syeda Irum Umer, was unanimously approved by the syndicate after having detailed deliberations.

The estimates depict Rs551.770 million as income and Rs557.264 million as expenditure. Senior representatives of the finance, agriculture and livestock departments of the Punjab along with elected members of the syndicate, from the faculty also attended the meeting.

National Youth Awards ceremony postponed
Islamabad: Owing to the disastrous floods that have killed hundreds of people in the country, the Ministry of Youth Affairs (MoYA) has postponed its National Youth Awards ceremony that was due on August 11.

The award distribution ceremony is an annual activity of the ministry that is regularly organised on or around International Youth Day falling on August 12. The MoYA confers National Youth Award to the youth of the country between the age of 15-29 years with the objective to recognise the achievements of young people in their lives in various fields and to volunteers working for the welfare and development of youth, every year.

The award, a shield and a certificate accompanied by a monetary award of Rs50,000, is given in the fields of literature, culture, education, science and technology, sports, business, community service, media, ‘Qirat’ and ‘Naat’, management science, agriculture, computer science and information technology, environment, technicians, paramedics and skilled workers and award for special youth.

Officials in the ministry said that the ceremony would probably be held after Ramazan. The announcement was made at a moment when the winners were busy in inviting their relatives and friends for the ceremony that was scheduled to be held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).

The officials said that the ministry has also decided to postpone its other activities planned to commemorate International Youth Day. “Our focus is to provide relief to flood victims through National Volunteer Movement (NVM),” he added.

Under NVM, he said that the ministry has established four relief camps in Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsada and Karachi. “There are around 200 registered volunteers of NVM working in flood affected areas,” he said adding that main function of these volunteers is to assist in supply of food and basic items to people in distress.

He said that volunteers will work along with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The NVM has already sent a consignment of relief goods containing blankets, plastic mats, family ration packets and life jackets to the flood affected areas in Charsada and Nowshera.

Summary of medals won
Karachi: Azeem Naeem Adamjee and Musab Atiq Siddiqui from The Lyceum School won a gold medal in Senior Boys 2x competition. Salma Rabia Arif and Mashal Tariq Khan of Karachi Grammar School, won gold medals for their performance in Junior Girls 2x competition.

Zaara Khadija Abbas, of Lyceum School, won a bronze medal in the Senior Girls 1x competition. Ali Nasir Rehmani, Mirza Ali Arshad Baig, Ali Farhat Abbas, Abdul Wasay Khokhar, Faizan Rehan from Habib Public School won silver medals for their performance in the Junior Boys cox4.

Ali Nasir Rehmani and Mirza Ali Arshad Baig from Habib Public School won bronze medals in Junior Boys 2 competition. Manocheher Munawar and Sameer Malik from C.A.S School won silver medals in the Junior Boys competition.

Umrat Khan, Fatima Dossani, Malika Niazi, Alysha Ali and Salma Rabia Arif of the C.A.S School, won silver medals in the Junior Girls cox4 competition. Umrat Khan and Fatima Dossani won another silver medal in a Junior Girls 2x competition.

Mashal Tariq Khan of Karachi Grammar School won a silver medal in Junior Girls 1x competition. Hakim Faiz of Karachi Grammar School won a bronze medal in Junior Girls 1x competition. The news

SU appeals to employees to stop protest
Hyderabad: The University of Sindh has appealed to its disgruntled employees to stop holding sit-ins, which disturb academic activities at the campus and taint its image.

The university’s registrar said in a statement issued on Monday that the administration had already resolved genuine demands of the employees,

He said that the university authorities had assured the employees of solving their genuine problems and also issued a notification in this regard.

He said that in light of recommendations of a committee formed by the vice-chancellor the university approved raise in security allowance of security guards and change of cadre of 55 year old or above security guards. He said that the committee recommended extension in service of 167 contractual employees and issued orders of 35 employees who were promoted as laboratory assistants. Dawn

BISE PRO sacked over mismanagement
Lahore: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Chairman Akram Kashmiri, on Monday, removed from office Public Relation Officer Qaiser Virk on mismanagement at the matriculation prize distribution ceremony.

Kashmiri said that Virk had been sacked, and a notification issued to him regarding his removal. Separately, Sidra Amir, research and coordination officer at BISE, has been given the additional charge of PRO. “We are doing our best to cleanse and upgrade the institution and will not bear any negligence on part of officials”, the chairman said.

Recently, a tense situation had erupted at the matriculation prize distribution ceremony, where students, parents and journalists protested against the BISE mismanagement. According to sources, Qaiser Virk was responsible for the mismanagement and that he was technically not qualified for the post, as he is a graduate of psychology and was wrongly appointed during the tenure of Pervaiz Elahi.

Virk, however, said he had not received any notification from BISE, adding that he is aware that BISE holds him responsible for the mismanagement. Daily times